LaToya Smith PhD

LaToya Smith

Position:

Visiting Professor

Contact Information:

lsmith@paloaltou.edu
512-423-6521

Programs:

Master's

Biography:

Dr. LaToya Smith is a Visiting Professor at Palo Alto University and is a Licensed Professional Counselor in Texas. She currently lives in Houston, Texas but is a proud native of San Diego, California. She graduated with her Master's and Doctoral degrees from the University of North Texas. Her focus in my Master's program was CMHC.

Her clinical experience includes the following: Outpatient counselor and Assistant director at university-based counseling clinic, PRN Crisis counselor, Private practice counselor, and IOP/PHP Counselor/Site Supervisor. Her research has primarily been on various topics in diversity. Her areas of clinical interests are diversity issues, trauma, creativity in counseling, wellness and self-care.

Talks and Lectures:

Ju, J., Milan-Nichols, M., & Smith, L.D. (2021, February). Reducing Academic Oppression While Teaching a Remote Practicum Course During the Pandemic,Counselor Education Distance Learning Conference, Virtual.

Smith, L.D., Ritzi, R., & Wagner, T. (2019, February). Counselor Preparation in Working with African American Adolescents in Group Counseling, Adolescent Symposium, Plano, TX.

Wagner, T., Cheng, Y., Yaites, L.D., & Ritzi, R. (2016, January). What's missing from research: Counselor educator and student experiences with qualitative and quantitative research?
Texas Association for Counselor Education and Supervision Conference, Austin, TX.

Prosek, E. A., Lindo, N. A., Yaites, L. D., & Belvy, C. M. (2014, November). Strategies for culturally competent supervision. Session presented at the Texas Counseling Association Professional Growth Conference, Dallas, TX.

Cheng, Y., & Yaites, L. D. (2014, November). Speaking loudly: Experiences of ethnic minority counselor educator doctoral students. Session presented at the Texas Counseling Association Professional Growth Conference, Dallas, Texas

Chen, D., Wagner, T. M., & Yaites, L. D. (2014, January). Does your supervisee see the relationship like you do? Session presented at the Texas Association for Counselor Education and Supervision Conference, Austin, TX.

Hurt, K. M., & Yaites, L. D. (2013, February). A conceptual analysis of the multicultural training literature. Session presented at the Texas Association for Counselor Education and Supervision Conference, Austin, TX.

Chen, D., Wagner, T. M., & Yaites, L. D. (2012, November). Addressing the elephant in the room: creating an effective supervisor and supervisee relationship when cultures differ. Session presented at the Texas Counseling Association Conference, Austin, TX.

Yaites, L. D., Chen, D., & Wagner, T. M. (2012, January). Addressing the elephant in the room: creating an effective supervisor and supervisee relationship when cultures differ. Session presented at the Texas Association for Counselor Education and Supervision Conference, Austin, TX.Yaites, LaToya. "The Road to LPC." 2018 University of North Texas Psi Chi 

International Honor Society in Psychology Meeting. UNT, Denton. March 2018.

Yaites, LaToya. "The Therapeutic Relationship." 2017 University of North 
Texas Counseling Class Presentation. UNT, Denton. March 2017.

Wagner, T., Cheng, Y., Yaites, L.D., & Ritzi, R. (2016, January). What's 
missing from research: Counselor educator and student experiences with 
qualitative and quantitative research? Texas Association for Counselor 
Education and Supervision Conference, Austin, TX.

Yaites, LaToya. "Counseling with Black/African Americans." 2015 University of 
North Texas Diversity Counseling Class Presentation. UNT, Denton. March 2015.

Prosek, E. A., Lindo, N. A., Yaites, L. D., & Belvy, C. M. (2014, November). 
Strategies for culturally competent supervision. Session presented at the 
Texas Counseling Association Professional Growth Conference, Dallas, TX.

Cheng, Y., & Yaites, L. D. (2014, November). Speaking loudly: Experiences of 
ethnic minority counselor educator doctoral students. Session presented at 
the Texas Counseling Association Professional Growth Conference, Dallas, 
Texas

Chen, D., Wagner, T. M., & Yaites, L. D. (2014, January). Does your 
supervisee see the relationship like you do? Session presented at the Texas 
Association for Counselor Education and Supervision Conference, Austin, TX.

Hurt, K. M., & Yaites, L. D. (2013, February). A conceptual analysis of the 
multicultural training literature. Session presented at the Texas Association 
for Counselor Education and Supervision Conference, Austin, TX.

Chen, D., Wagner, T. M., & Yaites, L. D. (2012, November). Addressing the 
elephant in the room: creating an effective supervisor and supervisee 
relationship when cultures differ. Session presented at the Texas Counseling 
Association Conference, Austin, TX.

Yaites, L. D., Chen, D., & Wagner, T. M. (2012, January). Addressing the 
elephant in the room: creating an effective supervisor and supervisee 
relationship when cultures differ. Session presented at the Texas Association 
for Counselor Education and Supervision Conference, Austin, TX.

Websites and Other Relevant Links:

Selected Publications:

Cheng, Y., Smith, L., Ritzi, R., Wagner, T. & Pertuit, T.L. (2019) Counselor Preparation in Working with African American Adolescents in Group Counseling, The Journal for Specialists in Group Work, (awaiting volume number) doi: 10.1080/01933922.2019.1699620

Smith, L., Barrio-Minton, Price, E., and Taylor, L. Seeking Counseling Services: A Phenomenological Study of African American Women. Manuscript submitted to The Professional Counselor.

Cheng, Y., Smith, L.D., Ritzi, R., & Wagner, T. Counselor Preparation in Working with African American Adolescents in Group Counseling. Manuscript submitted to Journal for Specialists in Group Work. Yaites, L. D., Barrio-Minton, C. A., Taylor, L.K., & Price, E. Seeking Counseling Services: A Phenomenological Study of African American Women. Manuscript to be submitted to The Professional Counselor March 2019.

Barrio-Minton, C. A., Wachter-Morris, C. A., & Yaites, L. D. (2014). Pedagogy in Counselor Education: A ten-year content analysis. Counselor Education & Supervision, 53, 162-177.Selected Publications: Barrio-Minton, C. A., Wachter-Morris, C. A., & Yaites,  L. D. (2014). Pedagogy in Counselor Education: A ten-year content analysis. Counselor Education & Supervision, 53, 162-177.